More realism, less magic

There is a sidewalk-lined stretch of street in Oakland’s hilly Upper Rockridge neighborhood that transforms into a mob scene every Halloween. As darkness falls, the usually quiet residential block becomes a trick-or-treating thoroughfare so packed with revelers that residents—who may dole out as much as 25 pounds of candy—pull city permits to ban car traffic and safeguard pedestrians for the night.…


By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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